Q: What to do when fire department destroys my bridge to my house, leaving me stranded
The fire department recently came to drain the fire hydrant at my house, while coming across my bridge it collapsed. There is no way for me to leave my house now as that was the only way. It’s going on the third day The fire department said they turned it into their insurance but I haven’t gotten a call from them. The county hasn’t called back either. What can I do in terms of getting my bridge fixed
A: A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Hopefully, you've resolved the matter by now. If not, ask them if they could offer the insurance carrier's information to see if the matter could be expedited. If it was a private bridge, you could check with a WV attorney whether you need to have concerns about any notice of claim issues for property damage. If it was a private bridge that couldn't support the weight of the truck, the carrier could be exploring whether you had liability in maintaining the structure. Hopefully, you have resolved it by now. Good luck
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